Journal article

Scale up services for mental disorders: a call for action.

undefined Lancet Global Mental Health Group, D Chisholm, AJ Flisher, C Lund, V Patel, S Saxena, G Thornicroft, M Tomlinson

The Lancet | Elsevier BV | Published : 2007

Abstract

We call for the global health community, governments, donors, multilateral agencies, and other mental health stakeholders, such as professional bodies and consumer groups, to scale up the coverage of services for mental disorders in all countries, but especially in low-income and middle-income countries. We argue that a basic, evidence-based package of services for core mental disorders should be scaled up, and that protection of the human rights of people with mental disorders and their families should be strengthened. Three questions are critical to the scaling-up process. What resources are needed? How can progress towards these goals be monitored? What should be the priorities for mental..

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